The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the marketplace.

NCMSDC is an affiliate of NMSDC, Inc., a national organization made up of 37 regional councils with a combined constituency of over 15,000 certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) suppliers and 3,500 corporate members, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned, and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals, and other buying institutions. Our mission is to facilitate access to contracting opportunities between certified MBEs and corporate/public purchasers.

NCMSDC provides MBE certification, networking opportunities at our events as well as partner organizations and access to corporate and MBE contacts through our local and national databases.

NCMSDC serves the Northern California region and the state of Hawaii.

You can visit NCMSDC at 460 Hegenberger Road, Suite 730, in Oakland, CA 94621, or call us at 510.686.2555 from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.


The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council's mission is to provide Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in Northern California and Hawaii with nationally-recognized certification and to connect corporate members with NCMSDC-certified minority suppliers.  In addition, we assist our certified MBEs in developing business opportunities with corporations, universities, healthcare entities, and government agencies.


The vision of the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council is to promote and advance minority supplier development by being the premier organization for minority business inclusion in Northern California and Hawaii.

2011 Board of Directors


Robert Thompson II, Chair
Supplier Programs Senior Manager 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Sheila Bright
Director Supplier Diversity

Richard Chacon, Treasurer
Vice President & Supplier Diversity Manager
Union Bank

Madison Gunter, III, Vice Chair
Business Development Manager

Charleen Hamel
Supplier Diversity Manager

Denise Johnson 
EDALS Consulting

Michael McQuarry
Manager, Commercial Supplier Diversity Program
Hewlett Packard

Tanya Nixon
Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant
Kaiser Permanente

Ron Rodrigues
Procurement Manager, Business & Real Estate Svcs
Chevron Corporation

Kathleen Trimble, Secretary, Corporate Member Coordinator
Director, Supplier Diversity
Robert Half International

Maurice Webb
Supplier Diversity Manager

Maurice Brewster, MBE Input Committee Chair
President - CEO
Mosaic Global Transportation

Shashi Kumar
Vice President

Sonu Ratra
Akraya Inc.

Nancy Scott-Rogers
Director, Supplier Diversity
McKesson Corporation

Vincent Stephenson
V.S. Supply

Don Stoneham
Agape Enterprises